06/05/17 6:01am

Sales of these T-shirts support Sag Harbor Partnership’s efforts. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

In the wake of the massive December Main Street fire in Sag Harbor that devastated several buildings — including the iconic Art Deco Sag Harbor Cinema, a new startup called Surf and Slide Co. has partnered with the non-profit Sag Harbor Partnership to run a T-shirt drive with all profits going toward the Sag Harbor Cinema.

Sag Harbor Partnership hopes to raise $8 million to purchase the cinema site and rebuild it as a non-profit community cinema arts center. The group needs to raise $6 million by July 1. While several big donors have stepped in to help — including Billy Joel whose sizeable donation will ensure the popcorn stand will be named after him — there is still a long way to go. (more…)

05/17/17 12:04pm

An artist rendering of the proposed Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

It’s official. Billy Joel, one of the world’s most popular entertainers and a part-time resident of Sag Harbor, has stepped up to the plate and joined the campaign to save and rebuild the Sag Harbor Cinema.

Additional A-list supporters of the effort now include film director Martin Scorsese and producer Harvey Weinstein. (more…)

01/11/17 6:10am
Bay Street Theater benefit

The Bay Street Theater is hosting an event for those who responded to a fire on Sag Harbor’s Main Street in December. (Credit: Michael Heller)

In the early morning hours of Friday, December 16, a fire broke out on Sag Harbor’s Main Street. Fanned by high winds, the fire quickly spread to other buildings and fire departments and ambulance crews from across the East End came to the aid of Sag Harbor’s firefighters.

By the time the fire was extinguished, several buildings had been badly damaged or destroyed — including the iconic Sag Harbor Cinema.

While Sag Harbor and its citizens must regroup to decide what comes next for the village, the Bay Street Theater is looking to lift spirits and acknowledge the first responders who turned out to help by hosting a benefit concert to raise funds for Sag Harbor’s volunteer ambulance and fire departments. (more…)